A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT MONEY TRANSFER ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:46:03 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
URGENT MONEY TRANSFER ASSISTANCE FROM THE DESK OF JOHN MAROKA FAX: +2786 604 3440 EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org Dear good friend, I am Mr. John Maroka, I am the general accountant of a reputable bank here in Africa. I am contacting you due to the urgent need of a foreign company or individual account. I discovered a dormant account in our bank here in South Africa with the sum of $32million belonging to one of our foreign customer (Brian Kreisky) who died in a plane crash in 24 December, 2000 along with his family. For more information about the crash you can visit this site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1085486.stm Since I got information about his death, I have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless some body applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guideline and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation are know where to be found for the claim. It is therefore upon this, discovery that I have decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after the next five mouths, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner, I agree that 33% of this money will be for you as a respect to the provision of a foreign account , 2% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 65% would be for me and my colleague who are involved Thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage indicated Therefore, First you must apply to the bank as the relative of the next of kin of the deceased with a text of application/claim form that I will send to you, secondly I will like you to send me your private telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text/application form. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer. You should contact me immediately as soon as you received this letter. Trusting to hear from you immediately. Regards, Mr. John Maroka